As a parent, your relationship with your partner is central to family functioning and is associated with stress, resilience, psychological wellbeing, parent-child relationships and the child’s outcomes – such as their behaviour and the effectiveness of therapy.
How couples adapt
So far, CARG’s research investigating the couple relationship shows that many couples have adapted positively. The research has also provided insight into how couples maintain relationships, bringing hope and possibility to other families.
Learning how couples adapt to change helps CARG to identify methods for families to strengthen relationships, build family resilience and improve their child’s outcomes.
- Sim, A., Cordier, R., Vaz, S., Parsons, R., Falkmer, T. Relationship satisfaction and dyadic coping in couples with a child with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2017; 47(11):3562-3573. DOI: 10.1007/s10803-017-3275-1
- Sim, A., Vaz, S., Cordier, R., Joosten, A., Parsons, D., Smith, C., & Falkmer, T. Factors associated with stress in families of children with autism spectrum disorder. Developmental Neurorehabilitation. 2017. DOI: 10.1080/17518423.2017.1326185
- Sim, A., Cordier, R., Vaz, S., Netto, J., & Falkmer, T. Factors associated with negative co-parenting experiences in families of a child with autism spectrum disorder. Developmental Neurorehabilitation. 2017; 20(2):83-91. DOI: 10.3109/17518423.2015.1069414
For more information, please contact Angela Sim: Angela.Chamberlain@telethonkids.org.au